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The Buzz

Upcoming events and information at the Burnaby Neighbourhod House

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Our programs keep on getting busier as we roll into the summer months. Many youth leaders and volunteers came out to support Hat's Off Day, seniors came together to play mahjong, our Food Hub continues to be supported by volunteers, and one of our senior volunteers made little house cookies!

Now let's see what's happening these next few weeks.

Community Events & News

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Walk & Roll Walkathon - Join us!

Sunday, June 23rd at 10 AM 

at South House

Create or join a team to participate! It's free!

Registrations are open for our 2nd Annual Walk & Roll walkathon! Join BNH and its integrated agencies for its heartwarming event! This delightful 3 km walk is family friendly and is aimed at promoting the physical and mental well-being of seniors living in our community. Additionally, it aims to raise awareness of the numerous community resources available to seniors. The best part? Registration is free and this enjoyable event is perfect for the whole family! So, let's join hand and make a difference in the lives of our seniors by participating in this amazing walkathon. Create a team or learn more on our website.


Sharing Cultures Dinner – Philippines

Tuesday, June 18, 6:00 pm – 8:00

at South House

Experience the flavours of the Philippines at the BNH Sharing Cultures Dinner!

Exciting activities await guests of all ages!

Make sure you don’t miss this cultural celebration!

Purchase your tickets in advance at the South BNH reception. Limited seats are available, so don’t miss out!

See poster for more details.

Children & Youth

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Future Leaders

Youth leaders take responsibility for the well-being and improvement of their communities.

Burnaby Neighbourhood House will provide a series of workshops designed to build transferable skills.

  • Community Work
  • Financial Literacy
  • Games Leadership
  • Special Event Planning
  • Working with Children
  • Community Projects

See brochure for more details.

For more info, or questions: contact Emma Woodtke at [email protected]

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Different times in different locations!

Are you looking for a place to unwind, make new friends, and have a blast after school?  Look no further! Our Youth Drop-In Program is here to make your weekday afternoons awesome! Open to all youth grade 8-12 in Burnaby. Meet new people, chill out, play games and work on homework or other projects!

See poster for more details or contact Emma at [email protected].

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BNH Youth Connections Grant Program

apply now!

The BNH Youth Connections Grant program is an upstream, youth-led, community asset building and well-being program designed to engage youth to improve Burnaby neighbourhoods. This program is open to youth of all genders and ethnicities aged 12 to 17 living in Burnaby.

You can apply for a grant up to $500, to share your ideas, gifts and talents with your peers or neighbours, and to help you bring your project idea to life. Once you have applied for a grant and your project has been approved, you do not need to pay the money back.

To apply, please complete the application form and email it to John at [email protected].

See poster for more details.

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Family Place

Various Days at Various BNH locations

We offer a number of Family Drop-in programs throughout the community for parents/caregivers with children 0-5 years. Family drop-ins provide a variety of opportunities for families to socialize, to have a safe and fun place to play and learn and to get parenting information. Feel free to join us at any days and locations outlined above.

Please see poster for more details.

The program is free for members. Find out how to become a member.

Adults (18+)

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Burnaby Dudes Club

Every Monday, 6:00PM- 8:00PM

at BNH Community Hall (5024 Rumble Street)

Join us every Monday for an empowering gathering at "A Brotherhood for Men's Wellness." This dedicated space is where men come together to foster physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Our weekly sessions provide a supportive environment for open discussions, sharing experiences, and building a strong sense of camaraderie. Come be a part of this transformative journey every Monday as we navigate the path to a healthier and more fulfilling life together.

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Digital Literacy Program

Would you like learn to use email, create files and documents, use excel, search the Internet or practice typing and writing skills on a computer? Volunteer Computer Instructors are available to help community residents with their computer learning needs. We offer support in multiple languages.

Drop in to this in-person program at the North House, South House or Brentwood. No registration required.

You can use one of the Neighbourhood House devices or bring your own device. For more information, email us at [email protected].

Please see poster for more details.

In partnership with both SFU Department of Education and UBC Learning Exchange and with funding from the Government of Canada.

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Community Cafes

Fridays, 1 PM to 4 PM 

at North House 

Thursdays, 1 PM to 4 PM

at South House

Drop in to chat and relax, or take part in the activities and games going on that day. Bring your favourite game to share with others or learn something new.

The Mahjong Club is now part of this group and will meet at this time.

This is open to anyone who wants to connect over a tea or coffee with others in the community, and if you want to play table games, so much the better!

See poster for more information or call the North House on 604-294-5444 and the South House on 604-431-0400.

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Community Adult Yoga

Tuesdays ,12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

at South House

Experience calm and improve your overall well-being with our Adult Yoga Program! Join us to enhance your mind-body connection, improve flexibility, and reduce stress.

Don’t miss out on this journey to better health and inner peace.

BNH Membership + $5 community program fee is required.

See poster for details.

To register, please contact Carina at [email protected]

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Community Language Class – Arabic & Farsi

Fridays, 10:00 am – 11:00 ,

at North House- In-person

Want to try something new this summer?  join us for a community language class where you will get to learn some Arabic and Farsi.

There are many benefits of learning a new language – it can improve your brain and memory functions as well as boost your creativity and self-esteem and not to mention it can increase your understanding of the language you already speak.

This weekly class will run from June 28 to August 30.

See poster for details.

To register or for more information, please email Ann at [email protected].

Seniors (55+) 

BNH’s June Newsletter for Seniors is now available!


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Caregivers Journey Lunch

Thursday, June 20, 10:30 am -2 pm

at South House

Hey caregivers,You work hard caring for others, now it's time for you to take a break.
Join our educational and self-care activities designed for caregivers."

Sign up for  'My Success Starts with Me' with Lorena.

Email: [email protected]

call: 604-375-5778 to register."

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Grocery Shopping and Delivery

We provide food hampers, prepared meals, and grocery shopping & free delivery to seniors who are living with health challenges and are experiencing food insecurity.

For more information, contact Emily at 778-288-3747 or [email protected].

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Chinese Coffee and Chat

Wednesdays, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

at Brentwood House

Chinese Coffee and Chat is a social program designed to help you engage in social activities, have fun and meet other people who are on the dementia journey.

Come join us for a cup of coffee or tea and fun activities. The program is available in English and Cantonese from May 15- June 26 and another series from Jul 24-Sep 4, 2024. See poster for more info.

Registration is required. Please contact the First Link® Dementia Helpline at 1-800-936-6033 to learn more or to register.

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Soup Lunch 

Mondays, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

at North House

We’re so excited to  bringing back "soup on Mondays"!! Join us for a bowl of healthy soup and a fresh bread bun. Stay a while and chat and connect with your neighbours. Freshly made tasty soup and a bread roll for $2.

BNH Membership required.

See poster for more details or contact us on 604-294-5444.

No registration required.

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English Conversation Class for Seniors

Fridays, from 10 AM to 11 AM
at BNH South House

Do you want to get better at speaking English with others? This might be the program for you! Join Rowena for our English conversation class at the South Burnaby Neighbourhood House to get more comfortable speaking English in a supportive community environment.

This program runs on Fridays from 10am to 11am at our South House.

See poster for details.

To register, email Lea at [email protected] or call 604-431-0400.

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Therapeutic Activation Program for Seniors

Thursdays, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm 
at Community Hall (5024 Rumble St)

Burnaby Neighbourhood House is launching a new, low-cost, social

activity day program for Burnaby seniors, called TAPS. The program is
funded by the Government of BC and managed by the United Way of the
Lower Mainland. See poster for details.

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Seniors Connections

Wednesdays, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm 

Fridays, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

at South House

Meet new friends and enjoy lunch ($6 for lunch, Fridays only)! Activities include karaoke, art, bingo, workshops and much more!

See poster for more details.

To register: Contact Lea at 604-431-0400 or [email protected]

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Latin Beat

Fridays, 10 AM to 11 AM
at BNH South House

Are you looking for a fun morning of exercise? Come join Ivette at our South Burnaby House for a morning of upbeat dance with our new Latin Beat dance class.

This program runs on Fridays from 10am to 11am, a perfect addition into your morning and exercise routine!

See poster for details.

Email Lea at [email protected] or call 604-431-0400 to register, or for more information.

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Tai Chi & Sword 

Different levels in different days

at South House

Tai Chi, as an ancient Chinese tradition, is practiced by many today. This slow and graceful exercise helps improve muscle strength and cardio health – that’s why it is so popular among seniors.

If you are 55 years or older, come join one of our weekly classes – whatever your level, we have the class for you. And if you feel like mixing it up, we also offer Tai Chi Sword to bring you different experiences. Click here for the poster.

For more information or to register, contact Lea at 604.431.0400 or [email protected].

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Qi Gong 

Saturdays, 2:00 P – 3:00 PM

at the Amazing Brentwood Mall (4567 Lougheed Hwy)

Qi Gong is a personal practice that led to fitness, flexibility, and internal peace that combines the physical benefits of exercise with the spiritual qualities of meditation, leading to full nourishment of both mind and body.

There are many different types of Qi Gong practices, but most of them involve slow-moving exercises that reflect the qualities of nature.

See poster for more details or email Ann at [email protected].

It is a drop-in class at the Amazing Brentwood Mall (next to Purdy’s Chocolate). Registration is not required.

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Qi Gong

Mondays, from 2 PM to 3 PM
at Brentwood Hose (2055 Rosser Ave)

Discover the basic concepts of Qi (vital life force energy). Qi Gong focuses on slow-flowing movement and rhythmic breathing to promote relaxation and health. This gentle practice can add to anyone’s repertoire for health, stress management, and fitness. Join us in enhancing your own awareness of your energy.

The class is in person at Brentwood (2055 Rosser Ave).

See poster for more details.

For more info, please email [email protected] or call 604-294-5444.

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Form Filling Clinics

By appointment only

All locations

If you are in need of a little extra support in the kitchen we provide delicious home-cooked meals in our licensed kitchen.

These are available for purchase at the South House for $7 each. Subsidies to help with cost are available.

See poster for details.

For more information please contact Emily at 604-431-0400 or [email protected].

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Frozen Meals for Seniors

Do you have trouble cooking for yourself at home?

If you are in need of a little extra support in the kitchen we provide delicious home-cooked meals in our licensed kitchen.

These are available for purchase at the South House for $7 each. Subsidies to help with cost are available.

See poster for details.

For more information please contact Emily at 604-431-0400 or [email protected].


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Family Place Drop-in

Wednesdays, 9:30 am – 11:30am

at South House

This Family Drop-in program is for parents and caregivers with children 0-5 years. It provides a variety of opportunities for families to socialize, to have a safe and fun place to play and learn and to get parenting information.

Please see poster for more details.

We also provide family resources at the following link: www.burnabynh.ca/family-resources/.

The program is free for members. Find out how to become a member.

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Welcome to BC - Orienation for Newcomers

Would you like learning about living in Canada?

Join us for learning Bc Community, Resources, Legal, Transportation, Schools, Social norms, Tenancy, ...

For more information see poster and to register please contact Xin Rui at [email protected]

Burnaby Neighbourhood House is a community driven and community funded agency located on the unceded territories of the Tsleil-Wauthuth (səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ), Kwikwetlem (kʷikʷəƛ̓əm), Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw) and Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) nations with a unique focus on neighbours supporting neighbours.

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4908 Hastings Street

Burnaby, BC  V5B 1P6


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Burnaby, BC  V5C 0H1


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